SAVE THE DATE – SCOUTING U 2019 – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2019

SCOUTING U

Scouting U is a one-day leader training program designed for YOU, the volunteers and leaders in Scouting. The day provides ideas and resources in areas to benefit your Pack, Troop, Team or Crew. Scouting U is offered once a year to assist ALL Scout volunteers in their Scouting positions.

This year we have been revising and changing the courses. We’ll also offer the most up to date information and program updates for the Cub Scout program and more. It’s a whole New Century of Scouting. It’s time for new Ideas, new thoughts, and new courses.

All courses are open to all Scouters for you to choose from. Come, learn, have fun, and meet other Scouters.  There will be a Midway of interesting booths to view when you are not in classes and pick up literature on Parks, activities, local Scouting opportunities, and interesting outings; and the Scout Shop will be there.

The registration fee will include lunch, your courses, the Midway, free parking (preferred parking for car pools) and GREAT camaraderie.

Walk-ins are welcome! Price at the door is $35!

THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SCOUTING U IN 2018!

In 2018, Dan Beard Council offered:

  • More Midway Vendors
  • More New Content
  • More Cub Content
  • More first time instructors teaching courses

FAQ ABOUT SCOUTING U

WHO ATTENDS SCOUTING U?

All Adult Volunteers. This includes Cub Scout Leaders and Parents, Scouts BSA Leaders, Venturing Leaders, Commissioners, District and Council Level Volunteers, all other Scout Volunteers as well as Scouting Professionals. General courses are offered as well as courses for specific units and positions. You do not have to be a registered Leader to participate. (Note: special training has been set up for Den Chiefs, Scouts BSA and Venture youth leadership.)

WHAT WILL I DO AT SCOUTING U?

You will take as many classes as you like, provided they fit into your schedule! Also, a MIDWAY will be offered with many great ideas presented by outside sponsors. Each of these experiences will help prepare you to provide a quality program for our youth.

HOW WILL I PICK COURSES?

You’ll be able to schedule your own day by using the Course Schedule. Check out the list of courses. There are Courses in Position Specific Training, Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, Venturing Activities, Scout Skills and Overall Scout Enrichment. Pick courses that you are interested in, pick courses that will help your unit. Be careful, some courses are more than one session long. Then register online.

SCOUTING U SCHEDULE

Scouting U will be an all-day event on Saturday, December 7, 2019.  The doors open for registration at 7:45am. A total of 6 sessions will run from 8:30- 4:00pm.  See the course catalog for additional details.

Check-in and Registration Opens at 7:45am 

Sessions           Times
A                         8:30  –  9:20 am
B                         9:30  –  10:20 am
C                       10:30  –  11:20 pm

LUNCH     
D                        1:10   –   2:00 pm
E                        2:10  –    3:00 pm
F                        3:10   –   4:00 pm 

DO I HAVE TO ATTEND ALL OF THE SESSIONS?

All of the sessions are included in your registration, but no, you do not have to attend all of the sessions.  Pick and choose the classes and times that best meet your schedule if you need to leave early or arrive late.  Please do keep in mind that some classes require you to be there for multiple sessions to complete the certified training.

PARKING AND CARPOOL

Parking is free but it is strongly encouraged that you car-pool to Scouting University. There is limited parking.

IS LUNCH INCLUDED?

Yes. A delicious catered lunch is included in your registration. We will also use the time for a short program to highlight some volunteers and feature a few guest speakers.

COUNCIL REFUND POLICY

Individuals or groups that cancel a program reservation 30 days prior to the date of the event, will receive a refund of fees paid, less 15% administrative charge. No refunds will be made after the 30-day cancellation deadline. 

SCOUTING U RESOURCES

CONTACT US

Questions about Scouting U? Please contact Michelle Horner at (513) 577-7686 or michelle.horner@scouting.org